International Gender Studies in Turkey Conference will take place on December, 9-10 in İstanbul

The Sabancı University Gender and Women's Studies Center for Excellence (SU Gender) is organizing the International Gender Studies in Turkey Conference on December 9-10, 2023 in İstanbul. The conference will be held for the first time this year, and it aims to create a platform where current research on Turkey and gender studies in Turkey will be presented, discussed and researchers will meet at regular intervals.

International Gender Studies in Turkey Conference

The conference will take place between 09.00-18.30 (UTC+3) for two days at Minerva Han in Karaköy, Istanbul. Following the welcome and opening speeches, parallel sessions and award sessions will be held. The conference, which will start with the welcome speeches given by Fuat Keyman, Meltem Müftüler-Baç and Zeynep Gülru Göker on behalf of Sabancı University and SU Gender, will continue with the opening speech given by Feride Acar. In 3 parallel sessions to be held afterwards, topics such as body and technology, work and labor, literature, migration, politics, arts, law, youth, advocacy and solidarity, ecology, masculinities, emotions and affect, religion, sexualities, resistance, city and space, reproductive politics and motherhood will be discussed. In the last session of both days, the panel and award ceremonies of the awards organized by SU Gender will take place. This year's Dicle Koğacıoğlu Article Award will find its owners in the session that will start at 17.00 on Saturday, December 9th, and the Şirin Tekeli Research Award will find its owners in the session that will start at 17.00 on Sunday, December 10th.

The conference aims to address the leading issues of gender studies on an interdisciplinary and intersectional basis and to make visible the contribution of feminist and queer perspectives, theories and methodologies and policy production in today's world where social inequalities are increasing.

For detailed information, you can visit the conference web site.

Date   : December, 9-10 2023
Venue: Minerva Han/ Karaköy, İstanbul


December 9, Saturday

  • 08.30-09.00 Registration
  • 09.00-09.30 Welcome Speeches/ Fuat Keyman, Meltem Müftüler-Baç, Zeynep Gülru Göker
  • 09.30-10.30 Keynote Speech/ Feride Acar
  • 10.45-16.45 Parallel Sessions
  • 17.00- 18.30 Dicle Koğacıoğlu Article Award Panel & Ceremony

December 10, Sunday

  • 09.00-16.45 Parallel Sessions
  • Şirin Tekeli Research Award Panel & Ceremony

Practical information:

* Please visit the web site to see the conference program:
* There is no registration fee for participation. Please fill out the online form for the conference registration:

* Simultaneous translation will be provided in Turkish and English in some of the sessions of the conference.
* For further questions please email to